Classified Title: Instructional Design Manager Working Title: Instructional Design Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,104-$96,472 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 750 East Pratt Street Department name: 60003427-SOM Admin Armstrong Institute Personnel area: School of Medicine
Reporting to the Program Director of the Armstrong Institute, the Instructional Design Manager will work collaboratively with the Armstrong Institute leadership team to define, execute, and evaluate immediate and long-term strategies in support of this mission and lead work groups in developing instructional and educational programs/projects. S/he will serve on the Learning and Development Leadership team, which will develop and execute the learning & development strategy. S/he will work collaboratively with all learning and development staff, JHU faculty, subject matter experts, external partners and instructional design staff to design, develop, and deliver in-person, fully online, and/or blended courses as well as technology-enhanced instructional materials in support of this mission. Top priorities will be to oversee the entire learning and development program, establish a congruous working vision for the instructional development of products for the Armstrong Institute that incorporates the best methodology and application of pedagogy, and lead the development of these products. Provide leadership and coordination to the instructional design team to produce pedagogically sound, engaging, and effective courses and training materials. Provide leadership and coordination to the in-person workshop team to deliver these courses. Provide leadership and coordination to the Armstrong Institute leadership team with regard to the financial performance of the department, which includes managing expenses and growing revenue in support of the Institute. Contributes to expansion of the Armstrong Institute's knowledge base for education, research, instructional design, and information technology objectives.
This leadership role includes managing projects, resources, people and budgets for the organizational and income-generating educational programs within the Armstrong Institute. Leads the daily operations and communicates with internal and external team members regarding required and completed tasks, outlines project plans, and provides status reports. As a result, project management is essential to fulfill this position. Manages critical relationships with contractors and collaborations with other instructional design entities throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine (e.g., Johns Hopkins Interactive's myLearning team). Manages the internal and external learning management system (LMS) and other programs (e.g., CVENT) that support the work of the L&D department. Works with external vendors, marketing and communication, and others as needed, to expand the reach of our learning programs. Provides oversight to the creation of internal and external status reports as required. Provides oversight on strategic priorities and goals to communicate both up and down the chain of command for Learning & Development. Requires ability to perform comfortably in a deadline-oriented work environment and to execute many complex tasks simultaneously, as well as work collaboratively with multiple constituent groups.
Duties & Responsibilities
Leads, in collaboration with the Program Director of the Armstrong Institute, the development and implementation of learning & development strategy.
Manages and provides guidance to members of the Learning & Development team including Instructional Designers, Instructional Content Specialists and LMS Analysts.
Manages the creation and implementation of new operational and income-generating instructional design projects.
Directs project teams (instructional designers, content specialists, web developers, graphic designers, AI faculty and staff, and external partners)
Monitors project progress and evaluates results
Modifies content to maintain relevance and accuracy
Advises AI faculty and staff on effective use of instructional resources for specific projects
Manages all existing Learning & Development programs.
Reviews content for current science, program effectiveness, and technological currency
Ensures strong project support for all aspects of the program
Develops and executes marketing and communication strategy for continued growth of revenue
Leads the development of pedagogical strategies and instructional technology resources.
Conducts needs assessments
Provides critical evaluation of learning strategies
Develops new program plans and instructional frameworks
Designs and develops print and digital content that supports instructional missions
Designs and develops online and face-to-face game-based learning strategies
Evaluates mobile learning applications
Writes specifications and chooses appropriate technological solutions
Collaborates with faculty, strategic partnership staff and subject matter experts in writing instructional design criteria for grant and contract proposals
Identifies, evaluates, and recommends hardware and software. Prototypes and tests environments.
Develops formative and summative evaluation plans in conjunction with assessment experts
Advocates use of learning strategies and educational technology to faculty, staff, administrators, institutions/external partners and the public.
A link to a Portfolio of work or samples will be required
Requires graduate degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or in a related professional field. At least 5 years of related experience in the field of instructional design or educational technology including designing, developing, and managing higher education instruction projects/programs.
Experience in healthcare related instructional design preferred. At least 5 years of progressive management experience preferred
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities
Excellent project management skills, ability to set and fulfill priorities, independence, and time management capabilities—this job requires the person who holds it to be a self-starter who sets goals for herself/himself and members of the teams s/he may lead, develops strategies for meeting them, and achieves them with minimal oversight.
Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate teams of high level professionals (including faculty, staff and other technical specialists) from multiple departments in conceptualization, development, and execution of funded projects.
Ability to deal with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Thorough knowledge of pedagogical theory and practice and emerging instructional technologies.
Knowledge of graphic design elements appropriate for online instruction.
Knowledge of streaming audio and video, compression methods, file types, and formats. Excellent presentation skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and willing to contribute wherever needed to ensure team success.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications
Experience with web-based learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Litmos, LearnShare), basic HTML editing software, image manipulation (e.g., Photoshop), multimedia and eLearning authoring tools (e.g., Articulate), screen recording tools (e.g, Camtasia), animation and whiteboard authoring tools (e.g., VideoScribe, GoAnimate).
Knowledge of SCORM and other standards for online course delivery.
Competency with Microsoft Word, Project, Excel and PowerPoint, and online conferencing software (e.g., Adobe Connect).
Working knowledge of multiple computer operating systems and platforms, including PCs and Macs.
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